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Apple releases iPhoto 9.1.1, iPhone Configuration Utility 3.2

Apple issued a free update for iPhoto and a new version of its iPhone Configuration Utility for both Mac and Windows users.

iPhoto 9.1.1

The update for iPhoto adds new email options to iPhoto '11, improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues, the company stated.

iPhoto '11 changed how the iLife app shares photos via email, forcing users to create HTML formatted emails within the app; the new update adds back a preference that allows photos to one again simply be emailed out as simple attachments using an external email application.

The new update also adds "Classic" and "Journal" themes to email photos sent from the app, and photos attached to an email can now be sized to Small, Medium or Large.

The update also improves reliability when upgrading a library from an earlier version of iPhoto, correctly preserves the sort order of Events after upgrading a library, and event titles that are displayed in headers can now be edited in Photos view.

The update also addresses a problem that could cause duplicate photos to be added to a MobileMe album; the scrolling overlay now correctly displays ratings when photos are sorted by rating; photos are now sorted correctly when a rating is changed and photos are sorted by rating and the update fixes a problem that could cause text formatting controls to become inaccessible when editing a calendar.

iPhone Configuration Utility 3.2

For corporate users, Apple released an updated version of its iPhone Configuration Utility, which allows organizations to create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs.

iPhone configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configuration information, WiFi settings, APN settings, Exchange account settings, mail settings, and certificates that automatically set up iPhone and iPod touch devices to work with the enterprise infrastructure set up within the company.

Apple provides more information on how to integrate iOS devices within an enterprise at http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/